June 25th, 2012
Mary A. Costa
CUMBERLAND- Mary A. (Klucznik) Costa, age 80, passed away June 23, 2012 at the Oakland Grove Healthcare Center.
She was the beloved wife 57 years of Manuel J. Costa Jr., the devoted mother to Manuel "Mick" Costa of Stow, MA and Maria Gazaille of Woonsocket and loving grandmother of Jake, Matthew, Eric and Christina.
Mary was also the sister of Adella Burns, Phyllis Newton, Julie Dudson, Ann Wetherald, the late John Klucznik, the late Blias Kluznick, and sister-in-law to Rosemarie and Rita Klucznik.
Walter J. Moore
BURRILLVILLE- Walter J. Moore, 76, resident of Burrillville, passed away at his home with his family by his side on Saturday, June 23, 2012. Born in Whitinsville, MA, he was a son of the late Gordon and Gladys (Joslin) Moore.
Walter had worked as an Aircraft Mechanic for many years, retiring from New England Aviation.
Normand L. Lamarre
WOONSOCKET- Normand L. Lamarre, 85, of Dulude Ave. died Wednesday at The Holiday. He was the husband of Laurette J. (LeBlanc) Lamarre.
Mr. and Mrs. Lamarre celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary July 3, 2008.
Born in Saylesville, RI he was a son of the late Armand and Victoria (Paulhus) Lamarre.
Normand worked for the City of Woonsocket, Water and Sewer Department for eleven years before retiring in 1989. He was a member of the Par-X Club, and the Lafayette Club.
Albert A. Gregoire
WOONSOCKET- Albert A. Gregoire, 91, of Grand St., Woonsocket, died Thursday at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence. He was the loving husband of Arcelia "Celia" M. (Pincince) Gregoire. They were married on September 8, 1945.
Born in Woonsocket, he was a son of the late Ovila and Anastasie (Lanois) Gregoire. He remained a lifelong resident of the city.
Mr. Gregoire was a graduate of Mt. St. Charles Academy, Class of 1940.
Anna T. Malec
CENTRAL FALLS- Anna T. Malec, 94, passed away Friday June 22, 2012 at the Grandview Center in Cumberland. She was the beloved wife of the late Anthony F. Malec.
Born in Central Falls she was a daughter of the late Wincenty K. and Rozalia (Karolczuk) Bialkowska-Nasal. She was a life long resident of Central Falls.
Before retiring Anna was employed as a Billing Clerk for the former Sidney Blumenthal Textile Co. and later was a co-owner, Secretary and Treasurer of the former Town and Country Gardens and Landscaping Co.
See the slideshow of the devastating fire that gutted the Old Grist Mill Tavern. Click NEWS on the menu bar and scroll down.
Firefighters pour water onto the Old Grist Mill in Seekonk, which was gutted by fire after a tractor trailer overturned on Fall River Avenue around 6 a.m. Sunday. The truck knocked down a utility pole and struck a gas meter leading to the restaurant. A gas leak ignited and spread to the building. The historic building, built in 1745, is considered a total loss.
CUMBERLAND â€” Life is surreal right now for Nick Morin, a 20-year-old sophomore-to-be at the Community College of Rhode Island.
At about 1:15 p.m. on Thursday, May 17, he notched a 6-1, 6-2 victory over Robert Mastrontoni of State University of New York/Adirondack Community College in the No. 6 singles final of the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Tennis Championships held in Allen, Tex.
WOONSOCKET â€“ Police are investigating a series of three armed robberies at local businesses over the past two weeks.
Police Detective Jamie Paone, department spokeswomman, said the robbers hitting the businesses threatened employees with large wooden sticks in two of incidents while demanding money and threatening employees with a wrench in the third incident.
All three robberies remain under investigation; detectives are probing whether the same robber may have conducted the similar crimes.
WOONSOCKET â€“ First it was the theft of copper pipe from abandoned homes, now local police are investigating the theft of copper from costly heating and air conditioning units atop local commercial properties and businesses.